Birmingham-native Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, Co-Directors of the Oscar-nominated film Everything Everywhere All At Once gave a big “thank you” to Birmingham’s own Sidewalk Film Festival at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, where the film swept several categories.
Check out Kwan and Scheinert’s acceptance speech below:
At the Independent Spirit Awards, Everything Everywhere All At Once won all seven categories for which they were nominated including best director, best screenplay and best lead performance.
Two Birmingham natives, Director and Screenwriter Daniel Scheinert and film editor Paul Rogers have had a hugely successful award season so far including 11 Oscar nominations, a Directors’ Guild Awards win and a BAFTA win.
Birmingham natives connect in Los Angeles
After Rogers graduated from Homewood High School, he worked at Alabama Public Television and met Scheinert at a birthday party in Los Angeles a decade ago. Scheinert, who was also born in Birmingham, attended Oak Mountain Elementary and Middle Schools before going to high school at the International Baccalaureate School at Shades Valley.
Both had two things in common—they were Birmingham natives and loved filmmaking.
Scheinert has remained connected to the Alabama film scene, filming his Alabama based movie The Death of Dick Long here in Birmingham which was featured at the Sidewalk Film Festival. He also served on the jury for the film festival.
Gearing up for the Oscars
With 11 nominations, this should be an exciting Oscars for the film’s creators and fans. Don’t want to miss it? Tune into the Oscars March 12 at 7PM or watch it at Sidewalk Film’s Oscars Watch Party.
There will also be ballots for voting predictions, lots of prizes + more.
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